The depth of the Plainview boys team showed up Saturday night as they put 10 players in the scoring column to pull away for a 68-41 victory over Tishomingo to capture Area I District 7.


The depth of the Plainview boys team showed up Saturday night as they put 10 players in the scoring column to pull away for a 68-41 victory over Tishomingo to capture Area I District 7.


Plainview will host regional action at Plainview against Lexington at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tishomingo will match-up against Sulphur Thursday afternoon at 3 on the consolation side.


Plainview (19-4), ranked No. 13 in Class 3A, knocked down 9-of-17 shots beyond the 3-point arc. And that made it doubly tough for Tishomingo to set up a defense. With Tishomingo holding an early 9-8 advantage, Plainview finished the opening period on a 10-2 run to pull ahead 18-11.


Plainview pushed its lead to 32-19 by halftime.


“We’ve shot the ball extremely well over the last few games, and I was especially pleased with our 3-point shooting tonight,” Plainview coach Jeremy Stewart said. “Our guards have been very unselfish with the basketball, and they’re getting the ball around to the open man very well.


With 1:10 left in the third period, Tishomingo had cut the Plainview lead to just 11 points at 46-35. But the visitors roared back with a 5-0 run to push their lead to 51-35 heading to the fourth.

Plainview’s Ryan Wallace came off the bench and nailed three of his four from 3-point land to help Plainview regain its momentum.


“They’re just so deep on their bench, it’s hard to stay with them because they always have fresh legs out there,” Tishomingo coach Keith Quaid said. “We played hard for four quarters, but Plainview has a lot of talent.”


Gary Inglett had 13 points and 10 rebounds to pace Plainview. Ryan Wallace added 12 points.
Tishomingo (5-16) was led by Billy Reinhart’s nine points and six boards.